Michael Dell: We're Ready to Go Shopping

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Dell Inc. (DELL) is ready to make acquisitions to equip itself for the Battle for the Data Center. CEO Michael Dell said today in Beijing that the company is eyeing acquisitions in key markets for data center equipment and services. “We are focused on data centers, services, software, servers and storage, Dell said. “Those are likely areas for Dell to use its capital for non-organic growth. If you look in the last few years at the acquisitions we have made, it really has been focused in those areas.”

On Wednesday Dell unveiled 14 new products for the data center, including new hardware and services. See coverage at Silicon Valley Watcher, GigaOMCnet, ZDNet and Network World

What kind of acquisitions make the most sense for Dell? What do you think?

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. I think the most buzz is surrounding a possible acquisition of Palm. On the data center side, Netapp makes the most sense (to me). I still also think that Rackable would be a good acquisition for one of the big guys. -John

  2. Ross

    F5?

  3. Francisco

    Sounds like a marketing ploy to me, a reaction to the rumor IBM - Sun.

  4. Rackable for not more than $100M.

  5. Bubba

    Why rackable? Dell's datacenter solutions has better gear...